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Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

aka: Pitfall: Das Maya-Abenteuer, Pitfall: Maya no Daibōken

Description official descriptions

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is a side-scrolling action game in which you play adventurer Pitfall Harry Jr in search of his father Pitfall Harry. You battle your way through the Mayan jungles, waterfalls, deserted mines and can bungee jump and boomerang your way to safety. There are 13 levels and the action is fast and gripping. You will need to be attentive—and quick. Or prepare to die.


  • ピットフォール マヤの大冒険 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

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Background Art
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Quality Assurance Director
Lead Tester
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Ending (Spoiler!)

When Pitfall Harry Jr. finally finds his father, at the end of the game, the surprise is to see that ol' dad Pitfall Harry is shown in all his 8-bit glory, standing out of the standard 16-bit graphics of the game.

Hidden game

There's a cheatcode (see tips & tricks section) that lets you play the original Pitfall!.


Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure utilized the initial release of DirectX and was one of the first PC games to be released as a native Windows 95 executable.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Dexterity Game in 1995
  • VideoGames Magazine
    • March 1995 - Best CD Music

Information also contributed by Big John WV, chirinea and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe

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  • MobyGames ID: 2399


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Andrew Hartnett.

Wii added by Charly2.0. SEGA CD, SNES added by Corn Popper. SEGA 32X added by Terok Nor. Jaguar added by Servo. Genesis, Game Boy Advance added by Syed GJ.

Additional contributors: Kasey Chang, Katakis | カタキス, chirinea, Big John WV, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 23rd, 2023.